What Is An Aptitude Test?
Categories of Aptitude Tests
● Organizational Aptitude Tests
● Educational Aptitude Tests
Aptitude tests can also help students determine which areas they are most developed in, where they have natural ability, and, therefore, which possible careers might be the best option for them.
Types of Aptitude Tests
Career Aptitude Assessment Tests
The career aptitude assessment focuses on a person's natural ability and inclinations in a career or job environment.
CareerFitter provides a career aptitude and aversion assessment test in conjunction with a work personality career test to further refine a person's best careers list.
- Situational Judgment Tests
Situational judgment tests are also used to look at a person's aptitude for handling specific situations. They can indicate whether a potential employee can deal with specific stressful situations, determine their level of emotional intelligence, or if they have aversions to situations. One example: What is your feeling about working with blood and medical needles?
- Verbal reasoning
Usually made up of multiple-choice questions, these types of tests look at your understanding and comprehension skills. By reading a short passage of text, you are required to analyze and interpret what you have read and answer questions about the information it contains.
- Numerical reasoning
A numerical reasoning aptitude test looks at how skilled you are at analyzing and dealing with numbers. They may deal with currency conversion, ratios, percentages, and financial data interpretation.
- Diagrammatic reasoning
These tests look at how well you can deal with shapes, patterns, and figures. They require you to look at sequences and visual images and answer questions about what you see.
- Error checking
Also known as data checking tests, these tests look at how well you can identify errors. You must be able to assess the correctness of the information given to you and accurately point out all of the errors, usually within a specified time limit.
- Spatial awareness
The spatial awareness test looks at how well you can deal with both two and three-dimensional images. You are asked questions regarding these images.
- Cognitive ability
A cognitive ability test is one of the best ways to measure a person's overall general intelligence. These tests cover a broad range of different topics and will show which areas a person's strengths are.
- E-tray exercises
Also known as in-tray assessment, these tests use simulated exercises to measure how well you can sort through and prioritize multiple different tasks.